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G-FEST XXV

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G-FEST XXV

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 1000 attendees, but has seen a gradual increase in attendance over the past few years. G-FEST 2014 was the most successful convention to date, bringing in about 3000 Japanese science fiction and fantasy film fans!

G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

The 2018 Convention

G-FEST XXV will be held from July 13th to July 15th, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare.

Special guests for G-FEST XXV include actor Megumi Odaka, suit and model maker Keizo Murase, suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma, Ultimate Fighting Champion and actor Don Frye, actor Robert Scott Field, and model maker and model supervisor Gene Rizzardi. Go to the Special Guests page for the details.

The G-FEST double double feature film festival is returning to the Pickwick Theatre. The Kaiju Eiga Film Fest will consist of The Valley of Gwangi and Dinosaurus! on Thursday afternoon, with The Mighty Peking Man and Pacific Rim: Uprising playing on Thursday evening. The Friday and Saturday main features are Rampage and Godzilla vs. Mothra. Go to the Movies page for the details and times.